What is a program code?
A program code is made up of a letter and 3 numbers and is a shorthand reference to a program’s full name. Wherever you see a program listed throughout our website, you’ll see its accompanying program code. For example: Culinary Management Program (H100)
How to read a program code
Program codes are made up of a letter and a number. The letter represents which Academic Centre the program belongs to while the number represents the credential that a student will obtain upon graduating. For example, H100 is a diploma program in our Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
What does your program code mean?
Use the charts below to determine what your program code means.
- Arts, Design & Information Technology: T, G, F, P
- Business: B
- Community Services & Early Childhood Education: C
- Construction & Engineering Technologies: T
- Health Sciences: S, C
- Hospitality & Culinary Arts: H
- Preparatory & Liberal Studies: R, A
- Diploma/Certificate/Advanced Diploma: 100s
- Bachelor’s Degree: 300s
- Postgraduate: 400s
Program statuses explained
When you visit Ontario Colleges, our Online Application System for international students, or our Program Availability page, you’ll see that each program is assigned a status to let applicants know if they can apply. We’ve defined these statuses below.
- Open: The enrolment for this program is open, and applications are still being accepted.
- Closed: This program is full for the defined start date.
- Suspended: This program is currently not available to new applicants or first-year students. It may become available in the future.
- Waitlisted: Applicants can still apply to this program; however, a waitlist has been established. If other applicants that are accepted decline their offer or fail to register, seats may become available.
- Not Available: This program is not running during the defined start date.
- Opens on X Date: This status indicates when the college will begin accepting applications.
- Opening Soon: Applications for this program haven’t opened yet, and applicants are encouraged to check back regularly.
- Continuous Open Enrolment: This typically applies to Distance Education programs that run all year, and applicants can start when they want.